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08-12-2005 12:09 AM
2005Ninja250R
Re: Hey Lyle

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Originally posted by endleswavz
I actually put a girl on a 2005 250R yeaterday. Brand new, off of the showroom floor for $2999.00. If you spend the extra $500.00 you can have a zero miles bike and know exactly what your new bikes' title means! Oh yeah, there is only about a $100.00 mark-up on those lil'guys! Fun starter bike!
Yes, and those lightweight Ninjas are giant killers in the twisties. Ninja 250R: The most underpriced, under-rated bike on the market.

Yes, I own one, as you can no-doubt tell from my post, name and profile.
07-27-2005 08:41 AM
jeremy2569 I agree about the rebuilt title. I would run from it fast. You can get used all the time for that price that have clean titles. I bought mine new with two helmets, tank bag, cargo net, and a few other things for around $3500.
04-27-2005 05:52 PM
endleswavz ...my first bike also!
04-27-2005 08:27 AM
slaps76 I'll second the "fun" aspect. I had one as my first bike, it's a lot of fun to blast through corners, wind the gears out, very light and easy to flick around. And will still go 100mph.
04-27-2005 08:15 AM
endleswavz
Hey Lyle

I actually put a girl on a 2005 250R yeaterday. Brand new, off of the showroom floor for $2999.00. If you spend the extra $500.00 you can have a zero miles bike and know exactly what your new bikes' title means! Oh yeah, there is only about a $100.00 mark-up on those lil'guys! Fun starter bike!
04-27-2005 07:15 AM
Lyle Beach Thanks guys! I appreciate the replys. I guess my search continues!

Cheers,

Lyle
04-26-2005 08:24 PM
sidewaysducati Yeah, "Rebuilt" sounds like it means the same thing as "Salvage" title, which is always a bad, bad deal.

As far as what to look out for.. bent frame, bent subframe, bent forks, effed up wheels, any signs that the bike suffered some sort of terminal catastrophe.

"Salvage" titles are often shunned entirely by insurance companies, and sometimes even the local DMV. So there can be a lot of logistical paperwork type problems added on to the fact that the bike is probably fatally damaged in the first place (which is a safety problem unto itself).

IMO, a "clear" title is an absolute MUST when buying a used bike. There are enough problems that can pop up with a clear titled bike, let alone a bike that has been terminally damaged.

Once a bike, or car for that matter, has been damaged to the extent that a "salvage" title must be obtained, it'll never be the same, no matter what is done in the way of repairs. Always bad news.
04-26-2005 08:11 PM
slaps76 I'd say NOT a good deal.

"Rebuilt" title, I believe, means the bike was declared a total loss by the insurance company, so it's not a clean title. Bike was either totalled in an accident, water damage, theft, something like that.

You can buy a clean used 250 with very low miles for that $$. I'd just stay away from any "rebuilt" or "salvage" titled bikes.
04-26-2005 03:59 PM
Gottico I agree...

Blow the extra $600 and get one with less that 10 miles on it and a clear title....
04-26-2005 08:33 AM
Mystery Squid Why would one sell a "rebuild" for $2,400 when they are 3K NEW? But yeah, I agree with Lyle, what EXACTLY does he mean by "rebuilt title"....
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